Let's Talk About Egg
Updated: Mar 5, 2021
I am an egg person. I can almost eat egg everyday without being tired of it. Aside from the fact that egg gives a lot of nutritional benefits to our body, you can eat it in so many varieties, or mixed it with your salads and sandwiches. Of course, all of us knows about egg. And who can forget this old long argument on what comes first, the egg or the chicken. I think it’s the chicken because it laid the egg, but where did chicken came from if she laid the egg. Isn’t the chicken is from egg too. Nah, so confusing? Anyways I inserted interesting video about this topic on this link 👉what comes first an egg or a chicken. But for now since I really love egg, I just want to share a few different ways to prepare and cook it.
Hard Boiled - In a pot, boil water enough to cover your eggs and carefully drop in the eggs and leave them for 12 to 15 minute. After boiling you can place the eggs in a ice cold water bath then gently tap and roll them on a counter for easy peeling. You can eat this egg as simple as it is or toss it with your favorite salad.
Soft Boiled - Follow the same process as hard boiled eggs, but you cut the cooking time roughly in half, then carefully tap the top of the egg with a spoon and scoop it out This one is great on toast, sprinkled with salt, pepper. But for Pinoys, this is a perfect combination with an instant Lucky Me pancit canton.
The secret ingredient for perfect scrambled eggs is whisking the eggs thoroughly and vigorously before cooking them. Whisk the eggs in a bowl. season with salt and pepper. Melt a butter in a nonstick pan over a medium heat. Pour in egg mixture and as it begin to set, gently move spatula across bottom and side of skillet to form large, soft curds. Cook until no visible liquid egg remains, thickened but not dry. You can sprinkle your favorite shredded cheese for a variations on top.
3. Sunny Side Up
The most important ingredient for making sunny side up egg is having a good non stick pan. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over low heat. Crack an egg, carefully and slowly add it into the skillet. Cover with a lid and cook, until the white is completely set but the yolk is still runny, for about two minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Slide the eggs out from the skillet into a plate.
Personal Tip: You can drop a little water when the egg begins to look opaque into the pan and cover with lid.
Poaching is boiling the egg but without the shell. For best poaching results, use a shallow saucepan with a large surface area. Rapid boiling will cause the eggs to break so the poaching water should just barely simmer. Try these easy methods for poaching:
In a stovetop, fill saucepan with an enough amount of water. Heat until water simmers gently. Crack an egg over it and gently slip the egg into the saucepan. Cook in barely simmering water until white is set and yolk is cooked as desired, for a period of three minutes. Remove eggs with spoon and drain well.
In a microwave, pour an enough amount of water into a deep bowl. Bring to boil on high. Break eggs and slip into water. Pierce yolk with fork. Cover with plastic wrap, leaving small steam vent. Cook until white is set and yolk is cooked as desired, for about a minute or so. Let stand, and covered, for a minute. Drain and serve.
You can customize omelet by trying it with a variety of fillings you want, but if necessary, cook the filling beforehand so as to make sure your ingredients are not going to give off a lot of water when mixed with your egg. Whisk eggs and season well with salt and pepper. Coat a pan with butter or cooking spray and heat over medium setting.
Pour the beaten eggs into the pan, slightly tilting the pan from one side to another to allow the eggs to swirl and cover the surface of the pan completely. Let it cook then scrape through the middle with a spatula. Tilt the pan again to allow it to fill back up with the runny egg. Repeat until the egg has just set. At this point you can fill the omelet with whatever you filling you. Scatter it over the top of the omelet and fold in half with the spatula gently. Serve onto a plate.
And again from my thought, it does not matter how you wanted your egg, but for an egg lover myself, I just prepare and have it the easiest way possible. And so in a dish called egg poacher, crack an egg, season with salt and pepper, put inside the microwave for 45 to 1 minute. Viola an easy cooked egg for me. I just love eating this with my toasted bread and a hot of coffee almost every morning.
And whenever you crack an egg, you can ponder this life quote on your thought, that will make you last with a positive vibes through out the day.